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'The Lorax' Wins the Box Office Again

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- John Carter lost the box office war to The Lorax over the weekend.  For the second weekend in a row, Dr. Seuss' The Lorax was the top movie, earning an estimated $39.1 million.

Disney's John Carter, about a Civil War veteran transported to Mars, bowed in second place, grossing $30.6 million.

The thriller Silent House debuted in the fourth spot, with $7 million, and the Eddie Murphy comedy A Thousand Words premiered in sixth place, with $6.4 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales:

1. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, $39.1 million
2. John Carter, $30.6 million
3. Project X, $11.6 million
4. Silent House, $7.01 million
5. Act of Valor, $7 million
6. A Thousand Words, $6.4 million
7. Safe House, $5 million
8. The Vow, $4 million
9. This Means War, $3.8 million
10. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, $3.7 million.

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'Dr. Seuss' The Lorax' Tops Box Office with $70 Million Debut

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Dr. Seuss' The Lorax chopped the box office competition down to size over the weekend, earning an estimated $70.7 million during what was the most successful debut of any film so far this year.

Once the final box office figures are released on Monday, The Lorax could also set a record for the best opening ever for a non-sequel animated film, according to The Hollywood ReporterThe Incredibles pulled in $70.5 million during its debut weekend in 2004.

The comedy Project X premiered in second place over the weekend, earning $20.8 million.  Last week's box office champ, Act of Valor, rounded out the top three, with $13.7 million.

On the heels of its best-picture win at the Oscars, The Artist climbed into the top 10, with $3.9 million.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated ticket sales:

1. Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, $70.7 million
2. Project X, $20.8 million
3. Act of Valor, $13.7 million
4. Safe House, $7.2 million
5. Tyler Perry's Good Deeds, $7 million
6. Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, $6.9 million
7. The Vow, $6.1 million
8. This Means War, $5.6 million
9. Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance, $4.7 million
10. The Artist, $3.9 million

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'Dr. Seuss' The Lorax' and 'Project X' Open Friday

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Here's a look at the new movies opening nationwide Friday:

-- Dr. Seuss' The Lorax: Based on the classic Dr. Seuss tale, the animated film follows a 12-year-old boy as he tries to win over a girl by attempting to discover the rare "Truffula Tree."  Along the way, he comes across the title character, who is protective of his forest.  The voice cast features Danny DeVito, Ed Helms, Zac Efron, Betty White and musician Taylor Swift.  The film is screening in 3D.  Rated PG.

-- Project X: Three unpopular high school seniors throw a party that quickly gets out of hand.  The Hangover director Todd Phillips produced the comedy, which stars Thomas Mann and Oliver Cooper.  Rated R.

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Taylor Swift Joins Cast of Animated Film 'The Lorax'

Jordan Strauss/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Following her part in the 2010 film Valentine's Day, Taylor Swift has now found her second movie role: she'll provide a voice for the upcoming animated film The Lorax, based on the classic Dr. Seuss book. The movie is brought to you by the folks who gave us Despicable Me.

The Lorax is about a boy who tries to impress the girl of his dreams.  He stumbles across the story of the Lorax, a creature who is trying to protect his world from being destroyed by industrialization.  Taylor will voice the dream girl, while the boy will the played by Zac Efron.  Danny Devito plays the Lorax, and Betty White will play the boy's grandmother.  The cast also includes the voices of Ed Helms and Rob Riggle.  The Lorax will arrive in theaters March 2, 2012.

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